“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
La Plata in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Courthouse at Moore's Lodge

Courthouse at Moore's Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
1. Courthouse at Moore's Lodge Marker
Inscription. Charles County was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1658. In 1674 the first Charles County Courthouse was built near here. In the area known as Moore's Lodge, a prison, ordinary (tavern), and race track also were located there. In 1727 the courthouse was moved to Port Tobacco and the original site reverted to agricultural use as part of the plantation called Greenland. In 1895 the county seat was moved to La Plata.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 30.21′ N, 76° 59.094′ W. Marker is in La Plata, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Crain Highway (US 301). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Plata MD 20646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chandler's Hope (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surgeon General Revolutionary Army (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mulberry Grove (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mulberry Grove - Birthplace of John Hanson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Durham Church, Episcopal - 1692 (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Hanson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Christ Church Episcopal (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Plata.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 81 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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